Confined Space Awareness


The aim of this course is to ensure Transport Canada workers and supervisors are aware of the basic requirements outlined in the “Transport Canada Marine Safety Guidelines for Occupational Health and Safety,” for working in a confined space.  Trainees will receive theoretical training for pre-entry, entry, and emergency response requirements.


This program will cover applicable government regulations for working in a confined space environment.  Trainees will acquire knowledge through a combination of lecture presentations, group discussions, and instructor demonstrations.

Areas of study will include the following: 

  • Confined Space Regulations
  • T.C.M.S Job Hazard Analysis
  • Physical Hazards & Control Measures
  • Atmospheric Hazards & Ventilation
  • Duties of Entrants & Attendants
  • Harness & Lifeline Demonstration
  • Theory of Non-Entry Rescue
  • Emergency Escape Breathing Device Demonstration


Four (4) hours.

Course Details


  • A Registration Form completed and submitted prior to course.
  • Trainees should be in a good state of health and are expected to participate in all physical training requirements.


All persons who successfully complete the course based on the performance standards will receive: 

  • A Survival Systems Training certificate for Confined Space Awareness (4 hours)
  • A laminated wallet course qualification card

Refresher training is recommended every one to two years.

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